Gennadiy Kim is an artist from Moscow who paints wonderful portraits. With hacked, seemingly random strokes he manages to create very subtle works with high detail, precise, colorful and emotionally intense. Continue reading »
Sydney-based artist and photographer Leila Jeffreys began her avian projects a decade ago by photographing the colorful budgerigars of her childhood memories. She takes intimate and emotional portraits of birds, including cockatoos, budgerigars, and hawks. Jeffrey’s most recent series is entitled “High Society” and marks a return to her original feathery subjects. Continue reading »
Erwin Cruz is a London-based artist who paints vivid, psychedelic portraits. With large strokes, Cruz transforms everyday subjects into stylized existential paintings, somewhat reminiscent of the Disco Elysium video game style. Continue reading »
The ‘Indian Photo Festival’ PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021 is a portrait competition open to photographers from the Indian subcontinent. Photographers have been making portraits for centuries and what’s so interesting about portraiture is its ability to capture the essence of a person, a time period, or a culture. This award aims at discovering the compelling portraits and extraordinary talents.
It left us both thinking of what is the limit on scars? How much can we see? Are we all becoming a part of the world where scars need to look “pretty” too? Just enough, so we can use them to remind ourselves that our lives are better? Continue reading »
When her youngest child reached 4 years of age and the Nichols family committed to remaining in Encampment after the last of the mining and railroad work left town, Lora Webb Nichols (1883-1962) purchased a storefront and established the Rocky Mountain Studio in the center of Encampment, Wyoming. Continue reading »
Essentially, it’s become so simple and direct that youth subcultures from all over the world are getting their message out. Ukraine is one of the countries in the Eastern bloc that has become exciting and fascinating and these guys are offering us an intimate insider’s perspective on it, a type of grassroots media approach that the rest of Europe would otherwise have had to do without. Continue reading »
Nope! These are not photographs! I was just as surprised to find out that these are actually incredibly realistic oil paintings done by 40-year-old Brazilian artist Fabiano Millani. Continue reading »
Born 1939 in Oxford, Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield was an English photographer and a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, his mother Anne Bowes-Lyon (1917–1980, known as ‘Princess Anne of Denmark’ after her second marriage) having been a niece of the late Queen Mother. He inherited the Earldom of Lichfield from his paternal grandfather. In his professional practice he was known as Patrick Lichfield. Continue reading »
Charis Tsevis is a Greek visual designer living and working in Pafos, Cyprus. He holds a Diploma in Graphic Design from the Akademie für das Grafische Gewerbe, München and a Master in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano. Continue reading »
Japanese photographer Kishin Shinoyama has dedicated his practice to exploring intimacy and the human body, as well as documenting his home place of Tokyo. His sensual photographs often depict the body within the architecture of the city or conversely, the inherent sculptural qualities of the naked human form. Shinoyama was born in 1940, in Tokyo, Japan. He studied in the Department of Photography at Nippon University and was awarded the Advertising Photographer’s Association prize. After being employed at the Light Publicity advertising company, he started to work as an independent photographer in 1968. Continue reading »
Born 1945 in Washington, D.C., Goldie Hawn began taking ballet and tap dance lessons at the age of three and danced in the corps de ballet of the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo production of The Nutcracker in 1955. She made her stage debut in 1964, playing Juliet in a Virginia Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet. Continue reading »
Art comes in all forms and shapes and always makes people wonder about things and find the most accurate interpretations. But what is considered a good piece of art? To each individual, it might be a different thing: the memories or feelings the painting is calling out, techniques that are used to create the piece, the artist and their personality, their talent, and work. There is no one way to become a successful artist, and Hercule Van Wolfwinkle is one of the people who can confirm that. Continue reading »
Highland Park High School is a public, co-educational high school located immediately north of downtown Dallas in University Park, Dallas County, Texas. It is a part of the Highland Park Independent School District, which serves residents who are predominantly college-educated professionals and business leaders in the Dallas community. It serves: all of the city of University Park, most of the town of Highland Park, and portions of Dallas. Continue reading »
A native of London, Jane Birkin began her career as an actress, appearing in minor roles in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup (1966), and Kaleidoscope (1966). In 1968, she met Serge Gainsbourg while co-starring with him in Slogan, which marked the beginning of a years-long working and personal relationship. Continue reading »
According to Nina Milke: “Everything happened when I became a single mom. I was searching for my inspiration and passion. First I started my creativity with making photo collages in photoshop. Continue reading »
Urbanism and nature seem like contradictory things, but this is not always the case. Sometimes if one’s imagination can allow, the two can be combined just like bread and butter, forming a collaboration that creates something really special and unique. Continue reading »
Who doesn’t like rock stars and cute kitty cats?
Though their contributions rarely receive credit, pets have played their part across pop history. An animal’s presence can offer comfort, laughter, inspiration, or annoyance, and earning a pet’s affection can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Naturally, those emotions can’t help but bleed into an artist’s work. Continue reading »
According to Rubi Glaz: “Studied to be a diplomat, but now I’ve become a full-time artist and live in a small Russian town, Volgograd. My name is Ulyana, I’m 22 years old. For as long as I can remember, I have always been drawing. In my teenage years, I rushed around a lot trying to find myself, my place in this world, and my life’s work. Continue reading »
Portraits of Couples, Gangs, Children, Friends, and Carnival People at California County Fairs in the Late 1970s
Back in the 1970s, a young man went to work for a carnival concessionaire who, each summer, took a portable photo studio on the road to county fairs across California and the west. For a few dollars, you could have a portrait-sized or larger photo of you and your loved-one to frame and put up on the wall, in only 15 minutes. Pre-digital, it was a good deal. Continue reading »
With so many muscles in the human face, it is no wonder that facial expressions so easily convey a vast array of emotions. While many of them are easy to see, there are subtle micro-expressions which aren’t as easy to spot, or to understand. Continue reading »
Sam Yang is a digital artist. He lives in Toronto. He has a Youtube channel, an Instagram account and a patrean account. He draws digitally. That guy focused more on the characters. Continue reading »
Ivana Lena Besevic is a Belgrade/Paris based fine artist & freelance illustrator and a founder of an illustration agency IB ART STUDIO. Specializing in portraiture, narrative and figurative art and working professionally in both digital and traditional media. Continue reading »
From the 1910s to the 1930s, John Alinder portrayed the local people of rural Sweden, the landscape around them and their way of life. Alone, in pairs or in groups, the people stand facing the photographer’s camera. Continue reading »
It seems that during the pandemic, a lot of us found some new hobbies and interesting things to do. Some of us learned some useful skills such as cooking and gardening, got interested in a healthy lifestyle, started doing sports outdoors, or turned to our creative side and started painting or got into DIY things. We all had to become creative since the range of activities was minimized and traveling was out of the question. Continue reading »
Prokop Vejdělek, at age 22 and 101
Vejdělek is a former metallurgical engineer who will never forget the taste of warm fresh goat’s milk.
Centenarians — people 100 years or older — are a rarity. Their lives are often scrutinized as holding the key to aging.
Czech photographer Jan Langer’s portrait series “Faces of Century” shows them in a different light: as human beings aged by years of experience, but at their deepest level, unchanged by the passing of time. Continue reading »